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Weekly Development Update | 13 January – 19 January

Weekly Development Update

Week of Remarkable Achievements

Hold onto your hats, folks—our XANA Dev Team is on fire. Just when we thought they couldn’t raise the bar any higher, they’ve gone and smashed their records.

This week has been nothing short of a game-changer, solidifying XANA’s place as a tour de force in the ever-evolving Web 3 landscape. So, what magic have they been cooking up?

Let’s dive into the awe-inspiring highlights that have kept our teams excited all week.

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XANA APP

Key Highlights:

  1. Stabilizing the Builder Worlds: Some users reported random crashes while joining Builder Worlds. We understand the importance of stability in your creative endeavors. Our tech wizards are implementing a series of optimizations to ensure smoother and more reliable access to these worlds.
  2. Enhancing Post Animations: We noticed that post 2.0 animations were not functioning as intended. Our team is fine-tuning the animation features to bring back the dynamism and flair you love in your posts.
  3. Balancing BGM Across Devices: The background music (BGM) plays a vital role in setting the right ambiance in the Metaverse. We’re addressing the issue of inconsistent BGM sound across different devices to ensure everyone enjoys the same high-quality audio experience.
  4. Resolving NFT Merge Issues in Zone-X Five-Element Room: The merging of NFTs in the Zone-X five-element room was not up to our standards. Rest assured, we’re on top of this and are deploying a solution to streamline this process.

XANA Browser

Key Highlights:

  1. Gameplay Smoothness Upgrade: We’ve noticed that some users experienced game stalling in certain environments. Our tech wizards are on it. We’re implementing advanced algorithms to ensure seamless gameplay so you can continue your adventures without interruption.
  2. Crisper UI Coming Your Way: Some users reported a pixelated and blurred User Interface (UI). We’re fine-tuning our graphics engine to bring you crystal-clear visuals. Get ready for a UI that’s as sharp as your gaming skills.
  3. Language Compatibility Boost: Our Japanese users are important to us. We’ve recognized issues with Japanese font display in WebGL and are working diligently to resolve them. Expect a smooth, native reading experience very soon.
  4. XANA Lobby: A Bug-Free Haven: The XANA Lobby is your gateway to the Metaverse, and it should be perfect. We’re squashing bugs to ensure your entry is as smooth as your journey in the XANA world.

XANA Builder

Key Highlights:

  1. Revamping the Blind Component: We’ve heard your feedback loud and clear. The blind component functionality issue has been a bit of a stumbling block, but worry not. Our skilled developers are on it, ensuring a smoother, more intuitive user experience. Expect a seamless integration soon.
  2. Ninja Motion Animation – A Leap Forward: Some of you noticed the Ninja Motion animations weren’t as smooth as they could be. Good news – we’re injecting some extra ‘ninja agility’ into these animations. Get ready for fluid, life-like movements that bring your digital creations to life.
  3. Thumbnail Display – A Clearer View: Your worlds are works of art, and they deserve to be showcased. We’re addressing the issue of thumbnails not displaying in the listing. Soon, you’ll have a clear, enticing preview of your worlds, making it easier for others to see and appreciate your masterpieces.
  4. Listed World Tab – Keeping Things Organized: We realized the ‘Listed World Tab’ went on a little vacation, but it’s coming back. This feature is crucial for easy navigation and organization, and its return will make managing your worlds a breeze.
  5. Login Close Button – Smooth Exits: A small but mighty update – the login close button will work flawlessly, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free login experience. It’s the little things that make a big difference, after all.

XANA Web

Key Highlights:

  1. Avatar Chat Enhancement: Our team has made significant progress in enhancing the one-on-one avatar chat experience. The back-end work is complete, and the Application Programming Environment (APE) is ready. Stay tuned, as the front-end development is on track for completion in our next sprint.
  2. Staking [Cycle 30] XETA/Land: It’s live. We’ve successfully launched the staking cycle for XETA land and released rewards.
  3. UI Upgrades and Hotfixes: We’ve deployed several hotfixes and UI enhancements on the production front. Our commitment to a seamless user experience remains more vital than ever.
  4. Follow User Feature: This exciting feature is almost at the finish line, with some hot fixes currently being polished by our dedicated team.

Next Week Focus

  1. One-on-One Chat Completion: The much-awaited one-on-one chat feature is nearing its grand unveiling. We’re putting the final pieces together for an immersive chat experience.
  2. Universal Search Deployment: Get ready for a universal search feature across all XANA products, enhancing your exploratory journey within our ecosystem.

XANA NFT

Key Highlights:

  1. Payment Integration Progress: We’ve dived deep into research and development for integrating payment. Expect smoother transactions and enhanced user convenience soon.
  2. SQA Fixes and Enhancements: Our team has successfully resolved a range of issues reported by the SQA, improving stability and performance. We’re committed to providing you a seamless experience.

Next Week Focus

  1. Staking Reward Implementation: On our radar for the upcoming week is the implementation of staking rewards, something many of you have been eagerly waiting for.

NFTDuel

Key Highlights:

  1. Multiplayer Functionality: Significant advancements have been made in the development of the multiplayer aspect of NFTDuel.
  2. UI Development: We have focused on creating and refining the user interface. Currently, approximately 60% of the new UI has been completed.
  3. Build Submission: A build featuring the new UI has been submitted to the QA team for review and approval.

Next Week Focus

  1. QA Team Feedback Implementation: Pending approval from the QA team, we will proceed with the next steps in UI development and other functionalities.
  2. Completion Target: We are aiming to have major developments and refinements completed by the 19th, pushing us closer to finalization.

Rooster Fighterz

Key Highlights:

  1. Streaming Bar Addition: We’ve successfully integrated a new feature in the streaming view – a dynamic bar displaying the roosters’ relative positions. This addition enhances the gaming experience, making it more interactive and visually appealing.
  2. Front-end and Back-end Updates:
    • Wallet Connection: Enhanced user security by automatically signing out from other portals when the wallet is unsigned.
    • Race Logic Improvement: Our back-end team has made significant logic alterations to the racing mechanism, enhancing the gameplay.
    • Position Bar Display: The new position bar, inspired by modern gaming interfaces, has been added for an enriched streaming experience.
    • Search Optimization: Improved rooster search functionality for a smoother user experience.
    • Displaying Odds: Added a new feature to display racing odds, making the game more engaging and informative.
  3. Resolved Issues and Hotfixes: We’ve tackled various bugs and implemented fixes to enhance overall performance and user experience.

Next Week Focus

  1. Addressing Character Display Issues: We’re focusing on resolving the double-wide character issue for Japanese language inputs. Our team is making necessary changes to ensure accurate and grammatically correct Japanese text input.
  2. Enhancing Video Smoothness: We’re working diligently to resolve the lag in race videos, aiming for seamless and high-quality streaming.
  3. Continuous Race Logic Updates: Back-end enhancements are ongoing to keep the game mechanics fresh and engaging.
  4. Testing and Quality Assurance: Upcoming tests are planned to ensure all new features and fixes meet our high standards.
  5. Race Participation Visibility: A hotfix to display race participation in race details is in progress, enhancing the informational aspect of the game.

Conclusion

So, there you have it—the highlights of a week that’s been nothing short of extraordinary. At XANA, it’s not just about the tech; it’s about you, our treasured users.

Your satisfaction fuels our ingenuity and keeps the XANA universe expanding. From groundbreaking updates to animated team discussions, each moment adds a unique thread to the fabric of our mission.

As we wrap up, keep those peepers peeled for next week’s excitement. Trust us, you won’t want to miss it. Until then, take good care and keep making waves in the Web 3 world.

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